Modeling dynamic sealed-offer k-double auctions using a mixture of distributions

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Abstract

This paper develops a novel market-price statistic for a sealed-offer k-double auction. The auction considered is for a homogenous product with multiple buyers and multiple sellers. The market-price statistic is developed from modeling price as a mixture of statistical distributions for buyers' prices and for sellers' prices. Ex post classical efficiency and ex ante Bayesian incentive efficiency of the method are considered. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Analytic solution
  • Auctions
  • Buyer
  • Distribution function
  • Equilibrium behavior
  • Estimation
  • Markets
  • Mixture distribution
  • Price
  • Probabilistic models
  • Seller

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  • Christopher Keller

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